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Two Freedoms

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Beijing is attempting to establish economic freedom while stifling political freedom. Can it have the one without the other? Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman has his doubts.


Democracy and the Korean Economy: Dynamic Relations

via Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, December 23, 1998

This book describes and explains the effect democratic change has had on Korean economic policy and its economy. It explains how conflicts over economics have evolved in major policy areas and which economic factors have been important in resolving these conflicts, with a close look at chaebols, their market positions and political influence.

Inside the Gulag

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

North Korea — the world’s last Stalinist dictatorship — is home to some of the harshest political prisons and labor camps in the world. Hoover fellow Larry Diamond recently met several people who escaped from the North Korean gulag.

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It’s Time to End Sanctions against North Korea

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

U.S. economic sanctions against North Korea have failed for forty years to bring down the regime. Hoover fellow Thomas H. Henriksen argues that it’s time for another approach.

What Happened?

by Jongryn Mo, Chung-in Moonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

In January 1997, the South Korean economy was the envy of much of the world. Twelve months later, it lay in ruins. Hoover fellow Jongryn Mo joins Chung-in Moon in explaining what happened.

The Handover Hangover

by Alvin Rabushka, David Newmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

How has Hong Kong fared during the first fifteen months of Chinese rule? In almost every respect, its people are worse off. By Hoover fellow Alvin Rabushka and David Newman.

The Hong Kong Experiment

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

A controlled experiment in the field of economics? The last fifty years of history have provided just that. The free economy: Hong Kong. The mixed economy: the United States. The socialist economies: Great Britain and Israel. Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman evaluates the results.

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Asia May Be Shaken, but It’s No House of Cards

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

A swarm of revisionists is busy explaining what the Asian Tigers did wrong. Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker points out what the Tigers did right.

What Went Wrong?

by William McGurnvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

The countries that have suffered the most in the Asian financial meltdown are those that engaged most heavily in state planning. Hoover media fellow William McGurn explains.

Triple Threat

by William J. Perry, George P. Shultz, Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

Hoover fellows William J. Perry and George P. Shultz—the former secretaries of defense and state—recently spent a morning talking with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson. Asked about three security concerns—Russia, China, and terrorism—the former secretaries were reassuring, but only on two out of three.